peninsula prowl

 Rockpools at Portsea's London Bridge. Photograph By  Emma Byrnes.

Rockpools at Portsea's London Bridge. Photograph By Emma Byrnes.

Sometime way back in September of last year my writer husband and I left our children behind with the in-laws and headed to the Mornington Peninsula for an assignment with Toyota Go Places magazine, Summer 2017 issue. The brief was "oh-so-very-pleasurable". Tour around the Peninsula for two days discovering the jewels that the region offers, then photograph and write a story about them. For anyone unfamiliar with this neck of the woods, the Peninsula is one of those magical places that offers so much due to it's unique geography: beach fun, rugged vistas by the ocean, wine, food and romance in the rolling hills of its interior. So of course we skipped from vineyard to restaurant to distillery to lookout to providore...you get the picture!
The privilege of being on a paid assignment with my husband in such a spectacular location did not pass me by I can assure you. Despite running ourselves ragged trying to soak up as much as possible we managed to enjoy some downtime at the Peninsula Hot Springs and we spent a night at the Flinders Hotel, dining at the local Italian Restaurant - Cook and Norman - that provided just the right amount of relaxed elegance and attentive service we were after on our rare night off from family duties. Highlights for me were an early morning visit to Cape Schanck Lighthouse, lunching at Polperro vineyard and photographing a majestic gelding named Annaheim 2 at Horseback riding tours. You can read the full article here.
May 2017 deliver more wonderful employment opportunities such as these! 

Em x